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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Family Lives Matter African Proverbs

Where can a man be better than in the bosom of his family.

Why Family Matters African Proverbs


As a people, we constantly worry about belonging and we do this because we all know how much family, whatever forms they take do matter. The most powerful reason of why families matter come from orphans and children who know what it’s like to have lost or temporarily separated from their families.

First lay the foundation and then build the wall. - Egyptian Proverb

Families play an important role in teaching children about tribal roots so they will grow up with identity, ideals and pride. Family Lives Matter African Proverbs teach the importance of family roots. As it is said in the African Yoruba language, Ase, it is so.

Family Lives Matter African Proverbs

Family Lives Matter African Proverbs teach the importance of family roots. As it is said in the African Yoruba language, Ase, it is so.

Family Lives Matter African Proverbs


A gold key opens every door.

One makes not a people or a town. – West African Proverb

Seize your roots and seize it firmly. – Wolof Proverb

Family, payday comes every day. – Nigerian Proverb

You may grow good corn in a little field. – West African Proverb

Remove an old tree and the tribe weakens. - Lesotho Proverb

From a pure spring pure water flows. – East African Proverb

Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged. – West African Proverb

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. – West African Proverb

A good beginning makes a good ending. – Nigerian Proverb

A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of a parent– Wolof Proverb

We must strive to make of humanity one single family.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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